Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 100490705 Citation: 01006 Issuance: 11/20/1989 ReportingID: 0214200
Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:4 Contest Date:12/12/1989
Abatement Date:12/05/1989 X Nr Exposed:10 Final Order:12/23/1991
Initial Penalty:1000.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty:500.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:ELECTRIC

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 11/20/1989 1000.00 12/05/1989 Serious  
Penalty J: ALJ Decision 12/23/1991 500.00 12/05/1989 Serious  


Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 006 Hazard: ELECTRIC

Section 5(a)(1) of the occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970: The employer did not furnish employment and a place of employment which were free from recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees in that employees were exposed to: Employees were exposed to serious injury or death due to the fact that grounding straps used for the electrical became disconnected and have broken during the operating cycle. This creates a condition from whicha static discharge is possible when the grounding straps break or become separated from the equipment. The condition is not visible through the remote T.V. monitor, therefore the operating personnel are unaware of this unsafe condition. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable abatement method to correct this hazard is to provide an interconnected grounding system with the operating power supply. Reference is made to DOD 4145-26M and Industry practice A) Glaze barrel #2 B) Glaze barrel #3 C) Glaze & Screen D) Blender packer Violation occurred on 6/3/89.